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A Palmer man will face up to 18 years in custody for aggravated battery of a child under 13. 20 year old Darrel Hunter Sanders plead guilty to Judge Bradley T. Paisley in Christian County Court Friday in a negotiated plea deal. Sanders was accused of throwing a child, born January 18, 2018 to the ground up to four times between February 15th and 19th of 2018 resulting in multiple skull fractures, hemorraging and seizures. State Attorney Michael M. Havera has said that the child is doing better than the initial prognosis, but there is still a long road ahead. As part of the negotiated plea deal, the victims family along with the police agreed to cap the sentencing at 18 years. Sanders could have faced up to 30 years in custody. Sanders will be sentenced July 30th at 1:15. He will get 6-18 years with three years mandatory supervised release at his sentencing hearing.  

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